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Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift doesn’t reveal the inspiration behind her songs, ever. But a source close to the crooner admits “All Too Well” was 100 percent written for Taylor’s ex-boyfriend of two years ago, actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Us Weekly reports that Swift appeared on Good Morning America following the release of her latest album Red, where she spoke of the poetic song, saying, “’All Too Well’ was the hardest to write because it took me a long time to filter through everything I wanted to say.”
And although she wouldn’t reveal exactly whom the song was dedicated to, Swift drops several obvious clues, which allude to the revelation of its subject.
The vocalist sings about the black and white striped scarf that she wore while dating Gyllenhaal – the one photographed in those first paparazzi pics of the couple – as well as spending the holidays with Jake’s sis, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The lyrics say, “Left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you still got it in your drawer.”
A source said of Swift’s inclination to write about failed love, “It’s safe for her and it’s something she loves. She goes back to it because it’s something she’s good at – and she’s not good at love.”
According to People, Swift, 22, and Gyllenhaal, 30, broke up in December 2010, ringing in the New Year solo.
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